Who is going to be there on RDay?

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  1. shellz

    shellz Parent

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    Ok, I am hoping to put some faces and names together on Rday. Chime in if you will be there. We should try to meet up....it sounds like the parents will have plenty of time to wander about between check in and swearing in. :thumb:
     
  2. Stitch626

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    I'll be there! (with husband & younger son). We are driving up on Saturday & attending "festivities" on Sunday -- we haven't signed up for anything yet but I know my D asked if we were going to a ?picnic? or ?dinner?, so I guess we have to figure out what to do. I wonder if there will be anything official listing events, etc to go to on the day before R-Day.... How are we all going to figure out who is who? Should I wear a pin that says "Stitch626"/ SAF?
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    You can use last year's schedule as a guide, as we did last year using the one from the year before. :wink:

    It probably won't change much, but as always...semper gumby.
     
  4. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    i'll be there....
     
  5. spound

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    I'll be there, too!! How can we find each other?

    -- Sharon Pound
    Mom of Helena Pound
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    BR2011 will be there to train your child....haha, and you just used her name! :biggrin:
     
  7. shellz

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    Maybe a small ribbon pinned to our shirt.....red? I am talking tiny....just enough for us SAF folks to find kindred souls. :wink: Anyone else with other ideas, please chime in.
     
  8. Luigi59

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    In the future, you won't have that problem if you visit the Chesapeake & Potomac Chapter Parent's Association table (last year they set them up in Leamy Hall for R-day and the Alumni Center on Parent's Weekend).

    They sell name badges ($12 each) that identify your name, your local PA chapter, your cadet's name, as well as his/her class year. Order one on R-day and you will have it for Parent's Weekend (when you will see everyone wearing one).

    Actually, you can order them directly from the national PA web site through this link:

    USCGA Parent's Association Name Badge Order Form
     
  9. shellz

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    Great idea Luigi. Thanks. :smile:
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Members of the Parents Association become pretty good friends, for many of the same reasons good relationships are formed between swabs that first year....it's hard on everyone, and you can find comfort in the numbers....of good people.
     
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    I look forward to meeting all the people that post great questions and answers. I would have a difficult time getting thru the next few weeks without this site to help me.
     
  12. Mom2

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    My husband and I will be there with our son. We are flying in on Sat. and staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Saturday and Sunday night in order to enjoy the few activities available on Sunday, and generally to "acclimate." I'll try to remember the little red ribbon, and look into the nametags too. We are the only ones from Lexington, KY! I am willing to bet that at all the various hotels incoming swabs and families will be rather noticeable--and hopefully, we'll even start meeting on Sunday...:smile::smile:
     
  13. shellz

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    We are at the Garden Inn as well! We arrive in New London Saturday evening. I'll look for the red ribbon on the nervous mom. :wink:
     
  14. Luigi59

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    For those staying on the "Mystic" side of the Thames River (such as those who are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Groton) here are the two best breakfast tips you'll ever get. Both are close by.

    Somewhere In Time Cafe
    3175 Gold Star Hwy
    Mystic, CT 06355

    Kitchen Little
    135 Greenmanville Ave
    Mystic, CT 06355

    SITC is on the same road as the hotel, just head north (away from I-95) and you'll find it. Get yourself your own coffee mug and pour yourself a cup while you wait. I recommend the blueberry pancakes.

    KL is one the same road as the Mystic Historic Seaport (where you'll go for the Mystic Flag Ceremony at the end of July). If you blink, you'll miss it. Trust me, on the outside it looks like a dump that maybe holds 10 people. But on the inside (or on the back yard close to the water) you'll find incredible food. Did I mention it was small? I doubt you've ever been to a restaurant this small before.

    Chances are, you're going to wait in line for both places. To get a table at SITC, you need to go inside and give them your name. At Kitchen Little you write your name on a white board outside.

    Both places are worth the wait.

    NOTE - don't go on R-Day, you won't have time. :thumb:
     
  15. shellz

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    Thanks Luigi. Always quick with the good advice. :thumb:

    Won't tempt fate on R-Day....do NOT want to be late. Doubt son would appreciate it anyway. Will stick to something local...like the hotel dining room. Or Mc'D's.....kid loves sausage mcmuffins, and I guess he won't be seeing them again anytime soon!
     
  16. Luigi59

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    I concur. Last year we got some donuts and coffee from Tim Hortons (right down the road from the Hilton Garden Inn) the night before. There was a refrig in the room as well as a microwave so we could have good hot coffee on R-day morning. And don't forget that there will likely be juice/coffee and light pastries available in Leamy Hall for the swabs and parents as well.

    Are you kidding? The Drydock in the basement of Leamy Hall has THE best bacon/egg or sausage/egg english muffin sandwiches!

    :thumb:
     
  17. Mom2

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    Ditto the thanks for the breakfast suggestions!! I love CT and can't wait to have a fabulous excuse to enjoy the area around the Academy and its special treats!!
     
  18. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    What should you and your future swab eat the day of? Something VERY easy to digest. You do NOT want your swab having any digestive issues that first day, and their stomachs are already going to be fairly upset. Make sure it's an easy, not too heavy meal...I promise you that. :thumb:
     
  19. sailcmh10110

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    hilton garden inn

    We are also staying at the Hilton Garden Inn.
     
  20. shellz

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    Looking forward to meeting everyone. I am guessing that most hotels in the area will be filled with swabs and their families.

    Don't forget...a little red ribbon will identify you as a SAF poster. :cool:
     

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